Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!!



Happy halloween to everybody!

I hope you have a funny and scary night

Have fun!




Saturday, 30 October 2010

A First Date

It was four years ago. Iwas in Ukraine. At the end of the school year, our school gave a party. There were a lot of students from our school and some guys from another one. While our company was dancing, I saw a quite nice girl. She was looking at me, but when i noticed it, she turned around. So I decided to do a step up and to speak with her. After 15-minutes chatting up, i understood that we have a lot in common. Afterwards, I asked her out.
We decided to meet each other in the city square. I was 5 minutes late, because i forgot my wallet at home. But when I arrived, she wasn't there, she came 5 minutes later. We greeted and went to the cinema. It was quite tritely but it was my first date. While we were walking, I was trying to be funny and to keep the ball rolling. Finally, we came to the cinema. I let her choose the film, so we went to see a love-dramma film. I almost fell asleep but fortunately she didn't see it. She was impressed, so the next hour we were talking about this film. The next stage of my plan was to go to a cafe. There, I enjoyed our conversation, we were laughing and discovering new sides of our characters. As time went by, I understood that this interesting and rich on events day was going down. I paid for the cafe and we went home.
I took her to her house ans she notieced that I didn't want to let her go. She smiled ans kissed me on the check. I was confused but i liked it. In addition, she said that she had enjoyed the time she spent with me. At home I couldn't slepp, I was always thinking about our date. But I was calm, because she enjoyed it. A few days later I called her and we spent a realy good time together, but it's another story.

The perfect house of holidays

The most beautiful house of Melilla is rented for a small fee of 500 € per month.
This house is located in the city center just a 5 minute walk from the beach and 15 minute from the border with Morocco.
The house has three floors of 100 square-meters. Outside the house there is a gardeen of 45 square-meters where you can enjoy while you'rre watching the water fountain located in the middle of the garden. On the right side of the garden there is a garage, which is separated from the rest of the house by a door to access from the inside of the house. If you get in from the streetdoor, the ground floor has got a bedroom on the left, which is followed by the stairs, which give access to the upper floors. Below that, there is an American kitchen (half of it is a kitchen and the other half is a livingroom). To its left we can find an Andalusian patio where we find a bathroom. This whole floor is pinted white and this gives you a feeling of quite and peace.
On the upper floor there is a hallway with four doors. If we start looking for the right side of the hall we find two rooms with balconies overlooking the street. Then there is a kitchen, which is smaller than the previous kitchen, and a toilette. From the outside of the hall we find a door to the main livingroom of the house.
The second floor has exactly the same structure as the first floor.
If we continue to go up the stairs to the roof we will find a terrace. Half of the terrace is covered by a porch with four columns. This is the best place of the house because from there you can see all the city and the sea during the day and you can relax while you watch the stars at night.
This is the perfect home for a memorable holidays or to spend the rest of your life.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Apartment rentals.


Flat with trhee bedrooms, living room, covered teraace 6 m2 fitted kitchen, wardarobes, air conditioning cold and heat pump, and outdoor furniture.
Near urderground L10, La salut.

This is a furnished apartment, it has at least: fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, washing machine, bathroom/s, doesn't need reform, sofa/s, wardarobe/s, bed/s an table/chairs.

This flat has 75 m2, it's spacious and bright exterior.
It's moderns and warm, te forniture is basic ans simple.
Situated at c/ pau piferrer, near the underground, it is on the first floor of a six-storey block without lift.

The interior of the house is furnished, wardarobes and heat pump refrigeration (cold and warm), doesn't have heating, parking, storage, handicapped access and concierge.

It's dischanged and pet suplies at home, it costs 600€ a month including VAT.
(VAT = IVA)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A house to rent


Would you like to spend your Christmas holidays in a huge cottage, near the Pyrenees mountains?

It's a big, two-storey house, which is located in the north of Spain in Pyrenees mountains. This is a tremendous house near a mountain river and is situated in a very fairy place with charming landscapes. The cottage has a big kitchen, where you will be enjoying the local food, it's delicious. The breathtaking view from the big kitchen window, will impess you. Of course, on the first floor, there is a 30-square meter bedroom for parents, and an enormous living room with a fireplace, where you can relax after an active day. On the secound floor , you have two rooms for children or for your friends, and a big balcony, where you get a spectacular view of the valley.

After all, this house is very convenient. The closest supermarket is a 15-minute drive. And this place is very popular, because in 5-kilometer distance, you'll be able to spend your time at the ski resort. The local village is in a short drive. There, you can find all stuff that you need to buy. Stuff that won't let you forget this indescribable place. Local people are very friendly and their famous "Tiffany´s bar" is well-known in this district.

This house is perfect for families or for a group of friends. For people that don´t want to spend their Christmas holidays at home. And now, we have a special offer for you and your family. You can read it on our web, or you can phone us whenever you want and our guides will explain you whatever you want.

A HOLIDAY IN CATALONIA

Would you like to spend your holidays in this detached house on the Catalonia coast?
It's a spacious house, inside there are five bedrooms, one single room, a large kitchen with all electrical appliances, two bathrooms, sauna and two lounges, one to enjoy
with friends and another for watching films or talking with the family.

Outside the house there are breathtaking views of the skyline and the beach from the swimming pool. It has a huge garden with two swimming pools, one for children and the other for adults, which is ideal for swimming and having fun with your loved ones.
It's a quite, safe neighbourhood and the great majority of neighbours are tourists, in this way you won't have any problems with language.

It's a beautiful area with a lot of parks. The house is walking distance from stores and restaurants in the town and a short drive by bicycle from areas with excellent discotheques!

This house is perfect for families or groups of friends!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

My dream house

The house will be built in 2011 in Badalona. It will be breathtaking.
From the garden lawn and the house, it will have different views. The main garden area on the waterfront is facing east. The western side of the garden will have two large tables.
The house will be made of wood. This is a permanent material and made of iron.
It is very effective and it requires minimal maintenance. There is no need to repaint it.
The roof will be made of steel and it’s got a good shape.
The house will be entirely wired for fast ADSL internet, with a wired network and outlets in all rooms, including living room, kitchen...
It will be suitable as home office, or for a technically minded family. It will also have a great garage. The place will be quiet.

Derek Sivers on TED: "How to start a movement"

Derek Sivers explains in a three-minute talk how movements get started. 
It is a short, intelligent and funny talk. What else can you ask for? 


We have witnessed this kind of behaviour  sometimes in class! ;)  
The key sentence might be: "It takes two". I totally agree on his emphasis on the second person. 

Language work: Write down one or two words you liked and you would like to use in the future. They may be new words,  or some words you already know and you would like to activate (make them part of your active vocabulary). We'll do the feedback in class next week.  


Hope you enjoy it!  Feel free to write your comments below!



Speaker, Derek Sivers, enterpreneur: full bio and more links.
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Monday, 25 October 2010

Holiday in the middle of a lake


If I could rent any house for a 2-week holiday, I would rent this amazing lake house.

It's a light house with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a large kitchen, a spacious living room, an attic and a dining room connected to the kitchen. There are breathtaking views of the lake and the
mountains from all parts of the house, because the walls are made of glass. The entire roof is flat and wooden, so you can sit there and see magnificent sunsets. And what is more, the house has a tree in the middle. In this zone, there are glass ceilings that can be opened.

The best part is that you can't have problems with the neighbours, because there aren't any neighbours. The house is alone in the lake. Around the house there is nothing more than trees. So you have a really big garden.

Maybe the house has one disadvantage, because you have to take the car to go to the city. This can be an advantage, because nobody can find you.

This house is perfect for a peaceful holiday, disconnect from your problems and just relax.
I would rent this house if I could, but I sure that all that I’m said is little compared with the real house. You have to see the house to realize how awesome it is, because a picture is worth a thousand words.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Skateboarding twins' movie


Nic and Tristan's movie: "Nic and Tristan Go Mega Dega" is now available on iTunes, Netflix and Amazon.


These amazing skateboarding twins, who I told you about a while ago, made a movie that now is available on internet.


As I know that they impressed you with their skateboarding, I think that maybe you would be interested in seeing them in a movie.


So here is the plot: Twins Nic and Tristan are pumped: Today's the Mega Dega Skateboard Comp and they're ready to win! But their plans take a serious spill when they realize it's their parents' anniversary too. Now they have to out-maneuver the world's most efficient babysitter, a magical broken statue, a rabid security guard and an angry punk mob. If the boys are going to win Mega Dega and save their parents' marriage, it's going to take all their skateboarding skills and a little help from their friends. Not to mention an army of cockroaches.


If you want to know more about the movie you can do it here: www.facebook.com/GoMegaDega

And you can follow the twins in their official twiter: http://twitter.com/nicandtristan/ , and their official page: www.skateboardingtwins.com/ or in their unofficial page: www.puehsetwins.com/

You can find below the movie trailer and the latest videos of the twins.

Enjoy it!

Movie trailer:




Last video:



And:

Monday, 18 October 2010

my first date


I met her when I was thirteen years old. She was one year younger than me, and she was the prettiest girl that I had met in my whole life. A few days before, I had met her, I asked her go out and she accepted. We arranged to meet at port of Badalona.

I was very nervous, it was my first date. She was late, but when I saw her, she made up for it when she arrived. She was very cool, and she had a beautiful smile in her face. She was wearing her old jeans and her favourite T-shirt.
We were walking through the port, I bough an ice-cream and she got her feet wet on the share. She was embarrassed and looking out me, but i thought that she was very sexy. Afterwards, she became and was sitting next to me. She asked me about myself and she told me about her life. While she was talking, I was looking at her eyes and her lips. Since that moment, we felt devoted to one another. Finally, I came back to her home, and she kissed me. That kiss I'll never forget it in my life!

Now, I have remembered that kiss yet. It was my first date and my first love, it marked my life, because it was very especial to me.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

My first composition


I wrote this story when I was 13 years old. My first composition with a grade. I got a good!
And I was very happy haha =D!
This morning while cleaning my room I found it..

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Our collaboration in the blog "Milloringlix"

This week we have the honour to be collaborating with the popular Catalan blog "Milloringlix".


We have been following this blog for some time now, it's one more way to expand our vocabulary. Last month we were invited by the author Carles Roca Font to write the "nanolliçons" of one week in October. We are very gratefull for that and exceptionally this week 7 posts are being published instead of the 3 it usually publishes. If you want to meet the seven authors which were finally chosen, check the link: Nova secció! INstiWeek

I hope you all enjoy the nanolliçons! It was good fun for us!

You can also follow the blog on its Facebook fan page which we really recommend!

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A first date

My first date was at night. It was pretty exciting!
But I think I felt more nervous than excited.
It was my first date and I didn't know what to expect.
we went to dinner at a Mexican restauran at ten o'clock. I arrived first and I waited about 20minutes.
He arrrived late because he was buying a present.
And finally arrived! You can't imagine how nervous I was.

After that dinner, we went for a walk and a young man took a photo. I felt very especial! I started to apologize again for geing late and then he told me to give him a minute because he would bring me a present. Whith in a few minutees, he come and approached me. He said he had spent a wonderful evening at my side and hoped than it wasn't the last time we went out together. He said than he liked me. From the first day I saw I couldn't get him out of my mined. He had given me a present and two cards. He grabbed me and kissed me.
He thanked me again for agreeing to go out with him.

It was so romantic! I'll never forget that he was respectful and kised to me.
I had a great time!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

"Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived"

This week's listening assignment for homework will be a three-minute video I've recently watched on the TED conferences website. I think it's well-worth seeing it. It's a kind of parable, both shocking and moving, inspiring and frightening. Don't miss it!

We'll have some whole-class feedback on it next class.

I would like to highlight the following quote from her speech:

"The next time you face something that's unexpected, unwanted, and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift."
Stacey Kramer



These videos are normally subtitled in about 40 different languages by some volunteers, but this is a very recent one and so far it's only been subtitled into 5 languages. Catalan and Spanish have not been done yet! You can always volunteer to do that, if you like it! It's good practice! ;)
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Monday, 11 October 2010

The heart never lies

Hi guys! I found this song a few weeks ago, and I think you might like it. So I made a video with Spanish and English subtitles. The song is "The heart never lies" from McFly.

I hope you like it!

video

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A special holiday


When I was seven years old, I had a really special holiday. I went to Melilla, my mom's city. She and her parents and sisters came to Barcelona when she was 10 years, and she has almost all her family there.

We went to Melilla by plane. I was so excited, because that was my first time on a plane. We went to the Barcelona Airport by metro, and I almost fall asleep because it was too early in the morning and I love sleeping. When we arrived at the airport, I thought that it was really huge. And I couldn't stop to look at all those people running through the airport. When it was the time to check in the luggage, I had a few problems to put my teletubbies bag on the detector. Then, we went to Malaga to take a plane to Melilla. In this second plane, I had to sit at the back of the plane, and I couldn't hear anything during the entire trip.
When we arrived, my family was waiting for us, but I had just seen them once or twice when I was so little, and I couldn’t recognize them. After that, we went to their house and ate.

Days after, my mom's cousin Loli took us to visit Melilla. Melilla is so small if you compare it with Barcelona, so when she finished the visit, I couldn’t avoid laughing when she talked as if Melilla took so long to visit. I remember so clearly that Loli's radio car was broken, and we were listening the same music again and again. Even now, if I listen to one of those songs, I remember those car trips.

One day, we went to my cousin's wedding. The banquet was held on another cousin's club (the sister of the recent husband). I spent all the night playing pool with my dad. We went home at 7 a.m. with 40ºC.
I remember that transparently. Melilla is so hot. You take a shower, and when you go out of it, you are already sweating. But that had a good point. I ate ice-cream at 12.00 p.m.

I remember with real affection when we arrived to Spain. We went to my grandparent’s house, as we always do, and we ate "tortilla de patatas". Then we showed them all the things that we had recorded. At the same time, my granddad was explaining us what was Melilla like when he left. He was complaining a little bit about the change at the same time, while my grandma was asking him to shut up.

This holiday was so special for me, because I could meet a lot of members of my family who I’d never seen, and because I could learn about the city where my grandparents grew up, and where my mom had her childhood.